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Unprecedented Coronavirus Outbreak – Bleeding Exporters – Jointly Let’s Fight COVID-19

Trade across the world is crippled and stranded – hit severely due to coronavirus outbreak becoming a pandemic – global supply is nearly collapsed – cargo movements are erratic. The international shipping lines are affected. Entire Trade Transactions are almost Paralysed. Even though major countries have not put trade re...

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Extension of dates under FTP / FTA

Referring to our News Update in relation to measures under discussion with Commerce Ministry on account of COVID-19 pandemic, Director General of Foreign Trade has issued various Notifications, Trade Notices and Public Notices to address relief / extension of validity of various schemes and applicability of Foreign Trade Policy beyond 31 ...

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An Insight on ‘Remission of Duties or Taxes on Export Products’ (RoDTEP) Scheme

RoDTEP is a new scheme to replace the existing MEIS scheme for exports of goods from India,  which aims to reimburse the taxes and duties incurred by exporters such as local taxes, coal cess, mandi tax, electricity duties and fuel used for transportation, which are not getting exempted or refunded under any other existing scheme. The reb...

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Decoding India’s Trade Agreements – Part –2

In my last article ‘‘Decoding India’s Trade Agreements – Part –1‘ , I had discussed about the various types of International Trade Agreements and their importance and as to why the exporters and importers should be aware of the various benefits available to them for the exports from India and imports into India. In...

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Export Performance by India

The Honble Minister of Commerce and Industry Mr. Piyush Goyal in his Lok Sabha Speech on Tuesday has given a written reply on the Export performance by India. In his statement he has mentioned that India’s merchandise exports has increased from 303.53 US $ billion in 2017-18 to 330.07 US $ billion in 2018-19, registering […]...

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How can trade agreements lower import / export prices?

It is an undeniable fact that to outgrow in this international market it is very important for any business to offer their products/services at the most competitive prices. Any business has to strike a perfect balance -in keeping profit margins intact and at the same time offering products/services at the most competitive rates. Isn’t i...

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RoDTEP scheme- New WTO compliant export incentive scheme

Cabinet has approved WTO compliant scheme for ‘Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP)‘ to boost exports for enhancing Exports to International Markets. The scheme is explained here below in simplified manner – #Objective of RoDTEP scheme To make Indian exports cost competitive and create a level play...

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DGFT: Why should we aggravate misery of the exporters?

At the very outset, what the Notification No. 50/2015-20 dtd. 03.03.2020 does is that it stops the process of exports of the 26 selected bulk drugs (APIs) & formulations thereof, which cannot be offloaded in the domestic market. To any sane mind, this is simply ridiculous. There are two points of utmost significance: 1. The […]...

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Whats is MEIS? It’s utilisation etc.

What is MEIS? MEIS stands for Merchandise Expors from India Scheme, Under MEIS scheme, rewards and incentives are given to exporters. Such incentives are given to exporters at a specified rate which differs from product to product and from country to country. The Objective of the MEIS Scheme To offset infrastructural inefficiencies and th...

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Preparation For New Export Remission Scheme: Remission of Duties & Taxes On Export Products (RODTEP)

A New Scheme Remission of Duties & Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP) is being drafted by The Ministry of Commerce to replace the existing Schemes. The Ministry is deliberating with Trade & Industry and has already issued circulars for Trade to propose to them on the suggested benefits for their Industry.  It is the right time for Trade &...

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